eBay buys the domain PayPalPress.com

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It looks like eBay could be trying to improve its press relations for its wholly owned subsidiary PayPal.

On August 20, 2011, eBay acquired the domain name paypalpress.com, after the domain name had expired in July.

PayPal already has a press center at paypal-media.com, but it may be looking to upgrade its web address and press image as it fights off hacker groups.

Here’s a look at the Whois record:

Domain Name: PAYPALPRESS.COM
Registrar: NOTSOFAMOUSNAMES

Registrant:
        Payable Accounts
        eBay, Inc
        2005 E. Hamilton Ave., Ste. 350
        2125 Hamilton Ave
        San Jose
        CA
        95125
        US

Domain servers in listed order:

        NS1.MARKMONITOR.COM
        NS3.MARKMONITOR.COM

        Record created on:        2011-08-20 14:14:42.0
        Database last updated on: 2011-08-20 16:55:14.097
        Domain Expires on:        2012-08-20 14:14:42.0

PayPal has owned paypal-press.com since 2007, which it redirects to its home page, so the purchase of the non-hyphenated domain name may be nothing more than part of its intellectual property strategy.

Other possibilities include a PayPal WordPress plug-in or “PayPal How-To” books published by the e-commerce company under the name PayPal Press.

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